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Rua Rai mundo Veras ,1140 | Recreio dos banderanties, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795- 115, Brazil (Barra da Tijuca)
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was really worried after I booked my stay as I read reviews after. The most important part when booking a surf n' stay or surf camp facilities is that it is hostel like. For the price... you get what you get. The staff was excellent. Spoke fluent english to help me get around. Daily there were different tours to... More

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location, two blocks from the beach, good waves and after that, a relaxing atmosphere with nice staf. Carol recibe me really good, VALEU! Roberta, Enrique and the rest of the staff were fun and helpful. REALLY GOOD breakfast, perfect to start your day with energies. Recommended!

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Oakland, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We are not surfers, but like to get a feel for an area outside normal tourism. We are a family of four with a 10 and 11 year old. The staff was beyond helpful, and the accommodations were clean and comfortable. Do bring mosquito repellant, they are plentiful. The hostel felt very safe, and the kids had a blast. The... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have stayed in many hostels in my travels and this one is the tops. The staff went out of their way to make everyone feel at home. This is a place that locals and travelers enjoy coming back to over and over. The surf lessons were great and the instructors are personable and attentive making sure that everyone catches... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The hostel is located in a marvelous area surrounded by the Atlantic forest and some of the best beaches in Rio. The staff is very friendly and they make you feel like home indeed, like spending your time and surfing with your friends. The surf instructors are the best experts, either for beginners, intermediate or advanced surfers. They are also... More

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Argentina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This place is enjoyable.. I surf a lot so I stayed many before but i really like this experience here they are friendly people and knowledgable about the area. Also I was shown some nice sreas to catch a break from others staying here, which I m grateful for. Surf and stay I recommend if you like surf and good... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I've booked for 4 nights and although I had to pay for all nights I only stayed one, cause the hostel is extremely dirty!!! i've stayed in many hostels, but none of them was so dirty and unconfortable. I could not sleep at night because the lady of the reception stayed up all night talking with her friend, and dividing... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We booked in for 5 nights in early April with 3 days of lessons. The 3 instructors were brilliant and looked after everyone well in the water. Breakfast (basic but plenty of it) was at 7.30 in the outside area and by 8.00 we were on our way in the van to the beach (5 mins away) All the staff... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I have stayed in a lot of hostels around the world and this is one of the best. To make a reservation I just picked up the phone the night before and it was done. Extremely clean, with a whole team of cleaners working constantly. Only two dorms, one smaller and cheaper, but still perfectly good, with a couple of... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

we did an online reservation and kept writing emails with the staff until the day we arrived. when we arrived there was no reservation. same thing happened to other people we met there. so we had to change twice the room. the guys who worked there were really friendly. but the female staff didn't seem very motivated. we had the... More

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Address: Rua Rai mundo Veras ,1140 | Recreio dos banderanties, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795- 115, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Barra da Tijuca
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